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Outdoor Winter Activities to Get Your Heart Pumping

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/9/18 9:00 AM

If you’re looking to warm up this winter, the answer is simple … get moving! Cold weather doesn’t mean you have to shut yourself off and put outdoor exercise on-hold until spring. There are many activities that you can partake in throughout the season that may just have you wishing winter would stay a little bit longer this year. Don’t fall victim to cabin fever by checking out these suggestions and plan one (on your Five Seasons fitness calendar?) for your next open weekend.

1. Hit the Slopes 

You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy skiing with friends and family. Locations like ‘Perfect North Slopes’ are just a short drive away and provide the ideal conditions for both advanced and beginner-level skiers. Even if you haven’t gone skiing before, there’s never been a better time to learn a hobby that you can partake in throughout your life.  The excitement and physical aspect are such that you won’t even realize the cold while you’re out enjoying the sun and snow.  There are truly few workouts that provide as much calorie-burning fun as this winter activity.

2. Skate Date 

Whether it’s on a pond, an outdoor rink, or the local sports complex, ice skating is always a great option when looking for a “workout that doesn’t feel like a workout.” There may be a few slips and falls along the way, so make sure you’re prepared with gloves and helmets if needed. Though it make take you a few minutes to get your legs under you, there’s no better feeling than gliding around the ice with a refreshing, cool breeze on your face. The balance required for this activity means that you’ll get a great core workout without even knowing it. Round up a few friends, grab the kids, or make your next romantic night a skate date.

3. Pound the Pavement 

No matter the season, it’s always a good time to get your daily dose of fresh air by going for a walk, jog, or run. However, hitting the road, sidewalk, or track in the wintertime will require you to take a few extra steps to ensure you get the most out of your workout. For example, make sure your head, hands, and feet are covered properly, as your body loses a lot of heat through your extremities. Also, mind the wind: plan your route so the wind is at your back as you return to your starting point.

There’s no reason a little cold weather should stop you from getting out and active throughout the winter. Regardless of the temperature, there are many health benefits to getting some sun and fresh air. Just make sure to bundle up … and have some fun! And always remember, if the cold becomes too much to handle, there is always room to accommodate you and your family at Five Seasons!

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